The Core Technologies Blog

Our Software // Windows Services // 24×7 Operation


Q&A: How Do I See the Output/Traceback From my Python Windows Service?

  We’re using AlwaysUp to run a Python program as a service. Do you have any recommendations about logging? Ideally I would see the output of the python program as if it were run in command line, to see the traceback … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A: How do I Rename my Application/Service in AlwaysUp?

  I’m a long-time user of AlwaysUp. Can I rename a service? — Bonnie Hi Bonnie. Unfortunately you can’t rename an application in AlwaysUp. This is because the underlying Windows Services API (which AlwaysUp employs to work its magic) simply does … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Q&A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Catch my Endless Loop?

  Following your AlwaysUp documentation, I am using the “Monitor the application and stop it whenever it hangs” option. When I set its value to 1 minute, this feature does not work as I expect. I wrote a simple application that … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Q&A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Catch my Endless Loop?


Q&A: How do I allow Non-Admins to Start/Stop/Restart my AlwaysUp Windows Services?

  I’m wanting to know what permissions a user is required to have in order to stop and start AlwaysUp services. Is there a way to grant access to specific users as I don’t want to have to give them full … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A: How do I Avoid Errors when Stopping my Plex Windows Service?

  I’ve download the trial version of AlwaysUp and installed it on a Server 2016 standard machine. I’ve created a Windows service for Plex Media Server and all is working well except for shutting the service down (or restarting). Every time … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A: How Do I Give my Windows Service More Time to Stop During Shutdown?

  One of our file ingestion services can take a while to finish all pending database updates and exit cleanly. Sometimes when we reboot the server, Windows doesn’t wait for the service to finish, and we end up with database corruption, … Continue reading

Posted in Windows Services | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Q&A: Can my Legacy Application Read Network Drives when Run as a Service?

  I am evaluating AlwaysUp. I have a legacy application which must run as a local user. I can get it to run as a service using AlwaysUp. The application works with parameters. These point to a domain folder (eg. \\MyServer\Data1\). … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A: Can I Activate/Register AlwaysUp Without an Internet Connection?

  My company is interested in your AlwaysUp software. We would like to implement it in computers which are not connected to the Internet. These computers can’t be connected to the Internet, not even for a few minutes. Is it possible … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment